Originally Posted by Costane
With the hydration, this may be a really dumb question but, would you recommend Gatorade, Vitamin water, energy drinks, or just plain water? <--- Lol such a dumb question
A hydration carry system would be like a CamelBack, Condor or Source Hydration system. Other systems includes nalgene bottles and belt/over the shoulder canteens.
Water is the primary choice. Gatorade should be avoided - it can really mess up your digestive tract with extended use. Same with vitamin water (contains vitamins, but not much more). Most energy drinks may provide an energy boost, but they are diuretics and will dehydrate you.
Water and electrolytes. Electrolytes can be from salt tablets (bleh), jerky, trail mix, tactical sandwich, or electrolytic tablets - keeps muscle cramps/fatigue at bay.